“I paint what brings me joy. if it’s bright, and colourful, it’s perfect for me to paint. If it leads somewhere else; a river, a back-alley or a hiking trail, I love to explore on canvas. I add movement and shadows, forms and colours until it reflects my first impressions.” Lyse Deselliers
Lyse Deselliers was born in Quebec and raised in Sainte-Foy. The surrounding provincial parks allowed her to develop a deep love for nature and animals. After graduating from Veterinary College, she practiced as a veterinarian for two years in Ottawa where she also started to paint. After moving to Calgary in 1991 she met her husband, had two children and pursued her career working with wildlife and companion animals. She continued to paint, taking night classes at the Alberta College of Art and for 3 years with Karen Swearengen at the Swinton’s studio. In 2006, she joined the Calgary Sketch Club. She became a member of the Federation of Canadian Artists as well as the Canadian Institute of Portrait Artists in 2007. While living in Calgary, she regularly participated in group shows with Art Horizons and the FCA, did commission work and showed her work in Gust Gallery, Avenida Gallery, On a Lark and the Calgary Winter Club. In 2016, she moved to Penticton BC where she continues to paint and enjoy the stunning surroundings.